Celebrating bird photography from around the world

Promoting bird photography and the photographers behind the images is one of the primary aims of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

Here are some images from the “Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist”

La Dama Blanca
White Stork – Ciconia ciconia. Stanislao Basileo, Italy.
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Shadows
Common Guillemot – Uria aalge. Audun Lie Dahl, Norway.
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E(ART)H
Rufous Hummingbird – Selasphorus rufus. Shane Kalyn, Canada.
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Staring
Whiskered Treeswift – Hemiprocne comata. Wang Bin, Singapore.
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Catwalk
Common Eider – Somateria mollissima. Thomas Hinsche, Germany.
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Celebrating bird photography from around the world
go to Bird Photographer of the Year website, home to the world-renowned photography competition and a growing community of wildlife photographers and conservationists. Marvel at some of the World’s best bird images, interact with innovative and established wildlife photographers, and help them support conservation.

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2019 Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlist

Below are the successful shortlisted images from 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth competitions. Winning images from Open competition shortlist will be revealed 26 February, the Youth winner will be selected from the shortlist and announced on 17 April 2019.

Lifeng Chen, China Mainland, ‘A Red River of Faith’
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Hal Gage, United States, ‘Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Washington’
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Msaaed Al Gharibah, Kuwait, ‘Arabian Red Fox’
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Lu Quanhou , China Mainland, ‘Converge’
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Eng Chung Tong, Malaysia, ‘Synergy of Humanity’
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Sony World Photography Awards reveal stunning shortlist for 2019 Open and Youth competitions.
more at World Photo

Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced

Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems.

A sentinel by Zsolt Szabo
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Killer by Omkar J
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Running Pelican by Caron Steele
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Flying in the evening by Kallol Mukherjee
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Flowers on a saline lake by xiaoge
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Great Grey Owl suspended in midair by Markus Varesvuo
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Bird Photographer of the Year 2019 Shortlist and Crowd Winners Announced
more at Photocrowd

The Architectural Photography Awards

Shortlist announced for The Architectural Photography Awards. Overall winner announced 30th Nov 2018

Arengario Balcony
by Marco Tagliarino
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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Border Crossing Facility
by Shao Feng
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Child gaze
by Omer Kanipak
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Bloomberg, Vortex
by JNP
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Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries. The standard was as high as ever this year …
more at Architectural Photography Awards

Incredible Shortlisted Photos From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

A record number of images were submitted to the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, which enters into its eleventh year. Photographers from over 200 countries entered 320,000 photographs into the contest, which covers a wide range of categories for professionals, amateurs, youth, and students.

‘Very Impressive Starling Murmurations’ © Daniel Biber, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Starling murmuration shaped like a giant bird.
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‘Patterns of Glacial River’ © Manish Mamtani, India, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Aerial view of Glacial river in Iceland. While crossing the bridge, I noticed some pattern in the water and wondered how it would look from the sky. I stopped the car at a turnout after crossing the bridge and flew my drone to capture this image. I included the bridge and the car to give an idea of the scale. This river flows to the ocean and becomes part of the sea.
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‘Shapes of Lofoten’ © Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Shortlist, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. This composition is quite popular amongst photographers at the moment and it’s easy to understand why! The beautiful Mount Olstinden has almost the same shape as the roof of this cute yellow cabin and the yellow color creates some amazing contrast to the snow covered mountain.
This place can be found in the Lofoten Archipelago at the small island named Sakrisøy.
I’ve removed a small cabin in the left side during post process. Beside that, color correction, contrast and sharpness has been done in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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‘Bee eaters mating’ © Petar Sabol, Croatia, Shortlist, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Mating bee eaters photo was made this summer in Podravska county in Croatia. I was using hide and tripod.
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‘The Great wall of Namib’ © Paranyu Pithayarungsarit, Thailand, Shortlist, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. The great landscape of large sand dune in Namib desert, Namibia. This shot was taken in the morning as the sun shone to one side of the dune while another side was still in shadow. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world where the sand sediment were deposited in the same area since 55-80 million years ago.
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Incredible Shortlisted Photos From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
more by Jessica Stewart at My Modern Met

Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced

The international contest for young photojournalists organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO has selected a shortlist of for the 2017 contest. The shortlist published at stenincontest.com was selected by an international jury and includes photographers from 14 countries who will compete for the main prizes with the winners being announced on August 7 2017. The prestigious international award for young photographers will be presented in the Autumn in Moscow. As in previous years, the winning photos will be displayed not only in Russia but also abroad until the end of 2017.

The European Dream.
by Anna Pantelia
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Search and rescue operation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
by Artur Lebedev
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Dogma.
by Gabriele Micalizzi
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Elegant Fan.
by Konstantin Chalabov
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Rabbis
by Kristina Kormilitsyna
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Candy floss lady.
by Tabyldy Kadyrbekov
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This year the number of countries taking part has increased, securing the contest’s status as a prestigious international platform that discovers new names in world photography. The 2017 contest’s shortlist was selected by award-winning representatives from the Russian and international photography community. The jury, chaired by Stern Director of Photography, Andreas Trampe, reviewed some 5,000 photos by contestants from 76 countries across four categories, including Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Each category was divided into single photos and series.
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Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced
more at Stenin Contest

Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
more at World Photo